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I was in the middle of this work week and looked at the calendar. I was suprised to see that I had a mostly open weekend and I was lacking about 15 caches from getting 1000 finds. Friday morning, I made a reservation for a motel in San Antonio. By 3 pm, I left work, filled up the GeoMobile and headed home to pick up my son and pack (the later only took a few minutes) and we were on the road by 4:30. We stopped to pick up one cache on the way (and a new county) and grabbed a bite to eat. After we found the motel and checked in, we didn't feel like venturing out at night by ourselves, so we stayed in. Colton's idea of a good vacation is a TV with Cartoon Network and a remote. The King bed was an added bonus. I set up the laptop and did recon work for Saturday's caching.
Saturday morning, we got up and hit the Continental Breakfast. MMM! Waffles! We walked down toward the Riverwalk and picked up about 5 more caches and had a nice walk. There were lots of joggers out at 9 am down there. Other than that, it was pretty quiet and peaceful. FYI...If you want to ride the river taxis, bring cache (I mean cash). We went back to the room to log the caches and then check out. They let us leave the car there, so we just walked the 3 blocks or so to the Alamo.
There was lots of activity going on down at Alamo Plaza. Information booths and demonstrations were going on about early settlers to this Country (State). We took the customary "standing in front of the Alamo" tourist photos and then turned around to get the Webcam cache. After several minutes, we had a usable picture saved. We looked for a traditional cache near there with no luck. Tooooo many muggles for a good search. We walked up and down the Alamo Plaza looking at the attractions and Colton was just dying to go to the Ripley's Believe It or Not gift shop.
Then, we attempted our first Where I Go cache. It was a trip around the original property lines of the Alamo. We did quite a bit of walking, but it was worth it for the history lesson to see some of the property line plaques that we would have never seen (or paid attention to) otherwise. My Droid worked pretty well for this. There were a couple places where I had a hard time reaching the target spot since the signal was bouncing around quite a bit between the buildings, but we finally got them all and found the cache. It was even big enough to leave a geocoin that I've been carrying around. A short run through the Alamo gift shop and we were whipped.
Back to the motel to get the car and get out of there. I had a couple of caches in mind, so we headed north on Broadway. Grabbed a traditional and a virtual and then "lunch". Was it really 3:30 pm???? My watch stopped at 11:30 am. We were just a couple of blocks from the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, so we picked up 4 more quick caches there. Then we drove around the corner to the Wooden Nickel Museum and picked up FIND #1000! It was a virtual listed on Opencaching.US by DudleyGrunt and is called "Don't Take Any...(Wooden Nickels)". We were also FTF on it - bonus! The museum itself was closed, but we got our pictures by the World's Largest Wooden Nickel - both sides.
My other target for the day would be 1001 - Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Museum. Colton said, "A WHAT museum?!". If you are ever in San Antonio, this is a MUST DO Virtual cache and it's not far from the Wooden Nickel Museum. (Calling ahead is advised - the number is on the cache page.) We spent quite a bit of time taking in all the artwork and signatures on the 1000 seats created by this 90-year-old man and listening to his stories about many of them. There are 5 seats dedicated to geocachers and we added our names and signature items. I copied down the tracking numbers from Travel Bugs and Geocoins that are permanently attached for discovery. After signing the Geocaching Seat #5 and the Aggie seats and leaving Colt's Pathtag, my SigMarx and our wooden nickel, we said our goodbyes and hit the road. Colt even had to admit that this was "Cool".
We made a stop off Loop 1604 to pick up a couple more Opencaching.US (Opencaching North America) caches, but my battery was dying and we only got to get one. 6:00 pm and it's time to head for Snook. One more cache near a pit stop on the way and we were done for the day. It was a long one, but well worth it! I'm glad my son and I got to spend some quality time together.
I have spent a couple of years looking for that planner peace and have not been able to stick with any certain planner for more than a couple of months. Either the planner is too bulky to carry around or it's too small to fit all the info (and my ever-growing sticker collection) or it doesn't allow me to easily add extra pages, etc. So, I have been working in Microsoft OneNote to create a dynamic Digital Bullet Journal and I have learned several things along the way. #digibujo
I will share some things with you that I have figured out with trial and error that might save you some hassle. This info applies to OneNote in general, so even if you don't plan or journal, stick with me. First and foremost, OneNote has several versions. Each will look different and have various functions. The most robust and feature-rich is the OneNote 2016 program for the desktop. Then there's the OneNote "app" for Windows 10. It does not have all the functions of the 2016 progr…
If you are a OneNote enthusiast as I am, you have probably heard the news that OneNote desktop version will not be included as a stand-alone product in Office 2019. Yes, OMG, indeed! 😥 There are quite a few functions in OneNote 2016 that are not available in the OneNote app. 😭 My favorites are the Outlook integration, inserting/editing Excel spreadsheets, all my OneTastic macros and Tags (creating new ones and adding existing ones from other notebooks), hiding borders in Tables, inserting Symbols and such.
This post will concentrate on the Tags. Creating Tags in OneNote 2016 is great. I can use an icon and even change the font coloring and/or highlighting. Once created, these Tags will show on other apps as well, but you can't create new ones and you can't save them to be used again in those other apps. Supposedly, Tagging functions are going to be added to the app version this summer. 🤞 We'll have to see if that includes a Tag Summary or not. The Find Tags function is…